Even a rental table can become a masterpiece when you add a custom-colored linen runner in your palette. The finishing touch? Yellow favor boxes that look like a million bucks after you dunk them in alternating circles of clear and silver marble paint.
It looks like a chiseled sculpture but this three-tiered confection is actually paneled in bars of chocolate made by Mary Matson for Chocolate Editions. The use-it-anywhere scroll backdrop gets its design from pressing rice paper onto easy-peasy, no-mixing acrylic ink suspended on water.
Thank guests by giving square marshmallows that resemble blocks of Carrara marble, fancy striated lollipops, or sugar cookies with marblectable icing. All are easily wrapped for transporting home—assuming your guests can resist scarfing them down on the spot!
Variegated ivy leaves, anthurium, and the petals of roses and tulips are naturally speckled, so they appear as authentically veined as the stuff that comes out of a quarry. Cement their classic appeal with Linda Moran’s hand-marbled ribbons, which can be ordered in any width or color and used to accent bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and even favors (marbletdesign.com).
You don’t need to be a glass-blower to make these beauties. We drizzled inexpensive glass bottles and vases with paint, then set the design by baking it at 350° for 30 minutes. Choose curvy vessels to help the paint pool in interesting ways.
Martha Stewart Crafts transparent glass paint and fill medium and mixing bottle set (both available at michaels.com).